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GEORGIA FUNERAL HOME VIOLATES CLEAN WATER ACT


GEORGIA FUNERAL HOME VIOLATES CLEAN WATER ACT/SCROLL
FOR RELEASE:  FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1999 

GEORGIA FUNERAL HOME VIOLATES CLEAN WATER ACT

W.L. Wilson and Sons Inc., which operates the Wilson Funeral Home in Fort
Oglethorpe, Ga., pleaded guilty on Jan. 7, in U.S. District Court for the
Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta to violating the Clean Water Act. 
The defendant admitted to discharging wastewater which contained
formaldehyde, embalming and body fluids, and human waste into the funeral
home's septic tank drain lines.  The wastewater flowed from the lines
through cracks in an embankment into a drainage ditch and a culvert that
empty into Black Branch Creek which is a tributary of the Chicamauga
Creek, and ultimately into the Tennessee River.  Formaldehyde and human
wastes are potential causes of a variety of diseases in humans and can
also be harmful to aquatic life.  When sentenced, the defendant faces a
maximum fine of up to $500,000.  The case was investigated by the EPA
Criminal Investigation Division, the FBI, and is being prosecuted by the
U.S. Department of Justice.

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